Anchoring

Powered Winches and Tripods

Powered Winches and Tripods   We are seeing an interesting collision of techniques: Standard triangular pyramid tripods used for confined space rescue Asymmetrical multi-pods used for technical rope rescue and rope access Powered winches   Confined space operators have long been using symmetrical tripods with frame-mounted manual winches. These are normally set up over a …

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Rigging Multi-Point Anchors In Rope Rescue

Multipoint Anchors Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. In the end, simplicity and complexity are competency issues. Competency takes time to build and this doesn’t come without an investment of focus and purpose. Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. When dealing with structures, chose anchor points that are part …

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Marginal Anchors | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2

Marginal anchors in theory create a force out of many, but how should we present this diverse and sometimes controversial concept of anchor construction?  This is an introduction to multiple back-ties and projecting the power of substantial anchors to a single focal point. Marginal anchors are generally considered independent anchors points that would not support …

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Building Anchors with Spring Loaded Cams- Pull Test Using Metolius Camming Units

Building Anchors with Spring Loaded Cams Pull Test Using Metolius Camming Units So we did some back yard testing and while what we found wasn’t particularly astonishing, it was never the less, very interesting. We purposely used some marginal placements with our Metolius camming units.  Some more marginal than others.  We found a range from …

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Bombproof Anchors | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rescue and Rigging

Excerpt from Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2 Segment 2 What is a bombproof anchor and what are some methods of rigging anchors? Bombproof anchors can hold it all… but does this principle apply in high directional anchors such as tripods, “A” frames, and gin poles? Questions of this nature are addressed in …

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Staggered Anchors: Progression from 3:1 to 9:1 Simple Mechanical Advantage

  Excerpt from Knots & Pulleys in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 1 Segment 7 In continuing with the discussion about pulley systems this video reviews the 5 rules of simple pulley systems before delving into the principles of a 3:1 MA, mechanical advantage, and compounding a 3:1 system to a 9:1 using staggered anchors for …

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Highline Anchors Featuring Removable Bolts

This piece is from the RLA course Highline Sections with Tom Woods What we’re going to look at next is the actual anchoring system for the Highline that we’ve just done. It’s a little bit unique setup in that we’ve done all of our anchoring for everything off of removable bolts. Given the area where …

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Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems: A Journey Part 1

What to learning something well?… “Do it yourself “.  Well, this isn’t always the case, but for me (right now) it is.  While not obsessed, I am really curious as to what a true minimally viable raise and lower system looks and feels like.  Remember the 3 types of learning?….. Vision, Auditory and Kinesthetic.  Well, …

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